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$50,000 Of Funding Up For Grabs For Students To Combat Climate Change

Monday, 16 May 2022, 5:03 pm | Countdown

Countdown is putting its annual call out for innovative, climate change focussed projects as it launches its fourth year of Growing for Good grants. The funding is centred on the biggest crises facing the planet, and this year applications are open ... More >>

Countdown Bucks Inflation With The Price Of More Than 500 Essentials Frozen For Winter

Friday, 6 May 2022, 10:16 am | Countdown

6 May 2022: From Monday, 9 May, Countdown is freezing the price of more than 500 essential products to help give New Zealanders more certainty on food prices as the country moves into winter. Countdown customers will find staples such as diced tomatoes, ... More >>

Countdown Welcomes Modern Slavery Legislation Proposals

Friday, 8 April 2022, 2:08 pm | Countdown

8 April 2022: Countdown has welcomed the start of a public consultation on potential legislation that could change the lives of people working in modern slavery and exploitative conditions both locally and around the world. The Modern Slavery and Worker Exploitation ... More >>

Countdown Support For Red Cross Pacific Tsunami Appeal

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 11:18 am | Countdown

From today, Countdown stores across Aotearoa will be accepting donations on behalf of the Red Cross Pacific Tsunami Appeal to help provide essential supplies and assistance to the people of Tonga and affected surrounding islands. Customers can also show ... More >>

Recall Notice: Chelsea And Countdown Branded Raw And Brown Sugar Products

Friday, 26 November 2021, 7:59 pm | Countdown

Woolworths New Zealand is recalling Chelsea and Countdown branded raw sugar and brown sugar products bought on either Thursday, 25 November or Friday, 26 November from any Countdown, SuperValue or FreshChoice store in the South Island as well as ... More >>

A Very Kai-wi Christmas!

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 11:11 am | Countdown

Kiwis are showing their love this holiday season in the most Kiwi of ways, by sharing kai. More than two and a half tonnes of kumara and potatoes have already been donated towards Christmas roasts across Aotearoa this year, likely to be chased down with ... More >>

Small Businesses Can Dream Big With Kete Accelerator Programme

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 2:46 pm | Countdown

Upcycled food, a new range of nut and seed milk concentrates and poi are among the products that may soon be appearing on shelves with the support of Countdown’s brand-new business accelerator programme Kete. After a tough selection process, which ... More >>

Countdown Cracks On With Cage-free Egg Work, With Additional Five Stores To Sell Barn And Free Range Eggs Only

Monday, 8 November 2021, 11:58 am | Countdown

8 November 2021: Countdown is cracking on with its plan to go cage-free across the country, with Countdown’s Ferrymead, Ponsonby, Kilbirnie, Petone and Takapuna stores now stocking cage-free eggs only from today. Customers shopping at these, and eight ... More >>

Trash Turns To Treasure In Countdown’s New Collectibles

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 7:19 am | Countdown

Ever wondered where the bits and pieces around your house go when you’re done with them? Ordinary things like fridges, suitcases, and even your old swimming goggles? Well, soon they’ll be turning up at your local Countdown store as Countdown Bricks, ... More >>

Countdown Announces Proposal To Require All Team To Be Vaccinated

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 4:36 pm | Countdown

2 November 2021: In a move designed to further protect the health and safety of its team, Countdown has announced a proposal to require all roles across the business to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 10 January 2022. This proposal has come ... More >>

Countdown To Super Saturday

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 8:40 pm | Countdown

Saturday 16 October marks the National Day of Action to get all of Aotearoa vaccinated. We need to support communities to increase rates of vaccination, particularly vulnerable groups. Countdown is supporting local community responses, including in Otara, alongside ... More >>

Trading Hours Reduced To 8am - 9pm In Some Waikato Countdown Stores

Sunday, 3 October 2021, 6:13 pm | Countdown

Store trading hours at a number of Waikato Countdowns will be reduced to 8am - 9pm from tomorrow, following the change to Alert Level 3 for parts of the region at 11.59pm tonight. The store hours will change at Countdowns Huntly, Bridge St, Te Rapa, Rototuna, ... More >>

Countdown Stores Outside Of Auckland Back To Regular Trading Hours From Thursday, 9 September

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 5:04 pm | Countdown

All Countdown stores outside of Auckland, which are now at Alert Level 2, will move back to their regular trading hours from tomorrow, Thursday 9 September. Countdown’s General Manager of Safety, Kiri Hannifin, says, “With customers adjusting to Alert ... More >>

Countdown devastated by events at Lynnmall store; all Countdown supermarkets nationwide to open at 10am on Saturday, 4 September

Friday, 3 September 2021, 5:34 pm | Countdown

3 September 2021: In light of the events at Countdown’s Lynnmall store in Auckland today, all Countdown stores throughout Aotearoa will open at 10am on Saturday. Countdown’s General Manager of Safety, Kiri Hannifin, says: “We are devastated by this violent ... More >>

Countdown supermarkets to open early for health workers

Friday, 3 September 2021, 10:04 am | Countdown

With increased pressure on Auckland-based medical personnel, MIQ and emergency workers as they respond to the current COVID-19 outbreak, Countdown will open its Auckland stores early from tomorrow (Saturday 4 September) to enable people to shop more easily. More >>

Countdown Delivers The Latest Online Shopping Tech To Christchurch Shoppers

Monday, 29 March 2021, 6:10 am | Countdown

As demand for online shopping continues to grow in Christchurch, Countdown is today introducing brand new technology to its Moorhouse store which will increase the availability of online shopping in the city by an additional 4,000 orders per week. Known as Order ... More >>

Countdown Launches Micro-fulfilment Tech To Make Online Shopping Five Times Faster

Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 4:14 pm | Countdown

Countdown has unveiled the next generation of online shopping in New Zealand, with brand new technology that sorts and moves products directly to its team of 200 personal shoppers in Countdown’s Penrose eStore in Auckland. Known as micro-fulfilment centres, ... More >>

Countdown Creates Magic To Fundraise For Kiwis In Need This Christmas

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 8:35 am | Countdown

For every Countdown Santa snap shared, Countdown will donate $5 to The Salvation Army to support thousands of families in need. Countdown is enlisting the services of Santa Claus to help raise $100,000 to support families in need this Christmas. ... More >>

Countdown’s COVID Approach Awarded At NZ CIO Awards

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 8:42 am | Countdown

Countdown's Sally Copland was named New Zealand CIO of the Year. Countdown is today celebrating last night’s NZ CIO awards, with Sally Copland, General Manager Brand and CountdownX, and currently Acting Managing Director, named New Zealand CIO of ... More >>

Countdown Celebrates Te Reo Māori Year-round

Monday, 21 September 2020, 11:52 am | Countdown

21 Mahuru 2020: Customers may have noticed more te reo Māori during their supermarket shop last week but can rest assured it won’t be disappearing now that Te Wiki o te Reo Māori has come to an end. Committed to increasing the use of te reo, Countdown ... More >>